Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Corporations, Securities, & Commercial Licensing  
Administrative Rules for Unarmed Combat  
Rule Set 2020-131 LR  
Thursday, December 16, 2021  
01:00 PM  
Sun Conference Room  
2407 North Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906  
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing to receive public  
comments on proposed changes to the Unarmed Combat rule set.  
The proposed rules provide a regulatory structure that would allow the sanctioning of kickboxing and  
muay thai events in Michigan. The rules will improve the reliability of event officials and prevent the  
appearance of impropriety. The rules will also set a minimum purse requirement for professional  
unarmed combat sports. Other changes include more flexibility in obtaining a professional contestants  
license, adding an atomweight class for mixed martial arts, and making the mixed martial arts rules more  
consistent with the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports uniform rules.  
By authority conferred on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs by the Michigan Unarmed  
Combat Regulatory Act, 2004 PA 403, MCL 338.3601 to 338.3661a, and Executive Reorganization Order  
Nos. 2008-4, 2011-4, and 2019-2, MCL 445.2025, 445.2030, and 333.27001.  
The proposed rules will take effect immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed  
issue of the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or  
electronic mail at the following email address:  
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the  
following addresses until 1/6/2022 at 11:59PM.  
Mackenzie Jones, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Corporations, Securities and  
Commercial Licensing Bureau  
P.O. Box 30018, Lansing MI, 48909  
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the  
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.  
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 517-241-9590 to make